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Halifax councillors vote down attempt to kill analysis of CFL stadium proposal

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WATCH: The controversial proposal to build a CFL stadium in Halifax will live to see another day, as councillors want more information before making a decision. Elizabeth McSheffrey reports. – Oct 22, 2019

Councillors in Halifax have voted down a motion aimed at killing a planned staff analysis of a $110-million stadium proposal from a group hoping to land a CFL franchise for the city.

Regional council Tuesday voted against the motion brought forward by Coun. Sam Austin by a margin of nine to eight.

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However, a second vote requiring staff to come back to council with a recommendation on financial options passed 10 to six.

Late last month, the municipality released a proposal by Schooners Sports and Entertainment for a 24,000-seat stadium in Shannon Park in Dartmouth.

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The venue would be used for football, soccer, rugby, lacrosse and other sports, in partnership with Sport Nova Scotia, when not being used by the CFL.

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It would also feature an inflatable dome during the winter months.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 22, 2019.

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